The Friends of Cam Sight are delighted to present an evening with Sir David King who will be giving a talk on 'Climate Change : Is global warming unstoppable?' on Wednesday 25 May. 

Booking at a suggested donation of £15 per head, to include wine, soft drink and canapés.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Climate Change: Is global warming unstoppable?

Climate change, driven by global warming, has already brought such extreme events, felt so widely across the world. Faced with accelerating global impacts of climate change, Sir David King will discuss how our planet and human civilisation can still win back the chance of surviving and thriving. Climate Repair offers a scalable, safe recipe for future climate stability. The strategy applies three immediate climate repair measures.  1.  Reduction in emissions, to achieve very rapid progress to close to zero greenhouse gas emissions.  2. Removal of excess greenhouse gases from the atmosphere at scale.  3.  In order to buy time to achieve the first two objectives, Repairing the Arctic Circle region by refreezing the Arctic Sea surface during the polar summer. But time is not on our side:  Action is needed NOW.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Biography Brief

Sir David King

Founder & Chair

Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge University

Sir David King was the UK Government's permanent Special Representative for Climate Change from September 2013 until March 2017. Sir David was previously the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor from 2000 to 2007, during which time he raised awareness of the need for governments to act on climate change and was instrumental in creating the Energy Technologies Institute.

He also served as the Founding Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford; was Head of the Department of Chemistry at Cambridge University 1993-2000 and Master of Downing College at Cambridge 1995 -2000.

Sir David has published over 500 papers on science and policy, for which he has received numerous awards, and holds 22 Honorary Degrees from universities around the world. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1991, a Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002 and knighted in 2003, Sir David was also made an Officier of the French Legion d’Honneur’ in 2009, for work which has contributed to responding to the climate and energy challenge. Chair of the Climate Crisis advisory Group (with his CCRC role) Also, AAAS David and Betty Hamburg award for Science Diplomacy 2022.

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